Proceedings of the American Electric Railway Transportation and Traffic Association Volume 9

Proceedings of the American Electric Railway Transportation and Traffic Association Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...from the American Association." One week later at the Executive Committee meeting of the Transportation and Traffic Association, President Arthur W. Brady, of the American Association, suggested that the Transportation and Traffic Association, in connection with the Engineering Association, appoint a committee to investigate the matter of signals and signal apparatus. The Executive Committee passed a motion to the effect that a joint committee of six members should be appointed to take up the question of signals and signal apparatus, the committee to be instructed to confer with Presidents Harvie (Engineering) and Page (Transportation and Traffic) for full instructions. Both Executive Committees outlined the following as the scope of the work for the Committee for the first year: 1. Ascertain the systems of signaling and despatching systems in use on the various high-speed electric railways of the country, including high-speed interurban, suburban, subway and elevated roads. 2. Report recommendations as to the essential requisites of a proper signaling system and those requisites which are not absolutely necessary, but desirable. 3. Both automatic and block signaling and manual signaling to be considered. 4. Results: Signal principle that will provide a maximum of safety in electric railway operation. The joint committee was duly appointed and held three meetings during the year. The topics were subdivided among members of the Committee and a report covering nearly 125 pages was prepared. This first year's report constituted a fairly complete treatise on the subject and has formed the foundation for reports since. The 1911 Report This report comprises three parts: (1) Results of the study by the Committee of the history and status of block...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664770X
  • 9781236647702